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Day 15 Recap: Smoked Pork Grilled Cheese, Canned Soup and Popcorn (3/27/20)

We do have a fair amount of pork leftover from yesterday. Today I chopped it finely and used it to make grilled cheese with some shredded cheddar. It was very good!

We froze the rest of the pork in a new eco-friendly reusable quart bag so I’m looking forward to seeing how it holds up! I think it would be fine defrosted in soup or fried rice. I’m trying not to use disposable resealable bags so if this works well, I’ll have to buy more. I also froze half of the pack of bangers (sell by 4/3) because there is no way we are eating 16 bangers between now and next week even if they are small. I froze the stew meat I had in the fridge too, it was sell by 4/2 and we also have a bottom round roast that is sell by the same day. I don’t think we will want to eat pot roast for a couple days followed by beef stew or chili for a couple days over the next week either. We still have a seasoned pork roast in the fridge, the small bottom round, half of the bangers and then a few things that have May (!) expiration dates: hot dogs, a tiny ham and a corned beef.

I’m sad to say that my spaghetti squash was suddenly moldy! It was older but it looked fine yesterday morning. Matt might bury it in the yard to see if it will sprout. Last year a squirrel must have dropped a pumpkin seed because we had a volunteer pumpkin plant and that was a lot of fun. I made so many things with the pumpkins! Anyway, the squash might not sprout but why not. At the very least it be fertilizer.

Matt still doesn’t feel 100% so we just had some canned soup and I had some popcorn. Not every day has to have an exciting menu!

Non-food related activities:

I read The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Bennett while I played the Sims. It was sort of a horror-comedy? It was odd. I also read My Father’s Arcane Daughter by E.L. Konigsburg which I remember reading in 6th grade Reading class. These ’70s children’s books are a lot more adult kid’s books today- jokes about sticking your head in the oven, lots of smoking and drinking. I didn’t remember that E.L. Konigsburg was the author until recently. I read  From the Mixedup Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, of course, but very unlike me I guess I didn’t read her other books or make the connection. Someone mentioned another one of her lesser known books so I got some from the library before they closed.

I worked on my embroidery.

We watched Cold Feet: The New Years on Britbox. Adam is so cringy!

Today is my mom’s birthday but we don’t feel comfortable visiting her. I did have a nice talk with her! I wish we could see her but with her brain cancer and my dad’s health, I don’t think it’s a good idea. My brother went over but I wish he didn’t. I know he’s been out and about.

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